About the Gallery


The Motor House Gallery is located on the first floor of the building in the lobby. The gallery space is thoughtfully curated by Leslie King Hammond. Shows rotate every other month. For more information about exhibiting in the galley or purchasing artwork, please send an email to:


Current Exhibition:
“Legacy of an Icon” by Ernest Kromah

On Display: March 8 – April 27

Opening Reception: March 8, 6 PM – 8 PM

Artist Talk w/ Ernest & Gail Kromah, moderated by Dr. Leslie King Hammond: April 19, 6-8 PM

Ernest Kromah Legacy of an Icon Exhibition

Ernest Kromah, will open his latest exhibition, The Legacy of an Icon at the Motor House Gallery on March 8, 2018. The Legacy of an Icon is an exhibition that gives the public an opportunity to interact with an exceptional artist’s body of work and his life.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1939, Ernest Kromah has dedicated the majority of his life to nurturing the arts through his paintings, drawings, and prints, and cultivating a foothold in the food industry in Baltimore. The Motor House will present photographs, paintings and mixed-media works of Ernest Kromah providing the public with snapshots of Ernest Kromah’s career and the Kromah Gallery he and his wife, Gail Kromah founded at 1203 Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore City. This was one of the earliest community arts hubs and gallery. It supported and celebrated the work of many young artists throughout the city of Baltimore.

Alongside his vibrant paintings, The Motor House will also include documentary imagery highlighting Ernest Kromah’s impact on the arts in Baltimore from 1978 to present. The Motor House is very pleased to recognize and support the work of Ernest and Gail Kromah as community arts activists.

Learn more about the Kromah Gallery here:

Upcoming Exhibition:
“Undesign the Redline”

Gallery 6

On Display: May 5 – June 30 2018

Opening Reception & Panel Discussion: Thursday, May 17, 6-8:30 PM

Often gone unanswered are fundamental questions about our communities: how did we get here, and what does that mean for where are we going? Looking at structural crises and social challenges from a design perspective allows us to strategize for the future through a participatory process.

The Undesign the Redline process brings this deep historic and systemic conversation to the forefront, laying bare these important stories and working with communities and decision-makers to decipher their meaning for the current situation, we find ourselves in

In collaboration with the Neighborhood Design Center and Designing the We, Undesign the Redline will be exhibited at the Motor House from May 5 to June 30, 2018. The Motor House Gallery is open to the public.

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